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Falsely Arrested Woman Told To Thank Police

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the stockholm-justice dept.

Crime 2

An anonymous reader writes "A woman named Kimberly Shields was arrested after her identity was stolen, as police blamed the real Shields for the activities of the fake Shields. After being held in jail and strip searched, Shields finally pointed out that she looked different from the woman the police were after. She was kept in jail for 24 more hours and finally released. When she sued the police for this, rather than an apology, the lawyers for the police insisted she should thank the police for realizing the error and letting a judge know, rather than keeping her in jail."

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Really? Please... (1)

U8MyData (1281010) | more than 3 years ago | (#33589624)

Reading purely from the surface and without vetting detail, police are PUBLIC SERVANTS not storm troopers. Get over your own selves, please! In other news, thinking for yourself is a leading cause of paranoia, schizophrenia, and may lead to the loss of your constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...

Sounds like someone else... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33612160)

"You would think they would be saying thank you." - Obama

We'll be saying that this November, and even more so in about 2 years.

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